The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours: Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00
The Goetheanum offers a full-year study program, "Foundations of Anthroposophy," in English! (The full-time study overseen by the General Anthroposophic Section, is also offered in Spanish/Portuguese and German.) Students from around the world, of various backgrounds and ages, come for an academic year of Anthroposophic studies, including artistic classes.
There are 11 sections at the Goetheanum that offer conferences throughout the year, often translated or held in multiple languages. See the individual websites for current programs.
The following schools and sections offer occupational Anthroposophical courses, diploma programs and research options in Dornach: eurythmy (performing arts section), painting (visual art section), education, biodynamic agriculture, medicine, mathmatics/astronomy and natural science. The youth section located on the Goetheanum hill, houses a multitude of activities and international conferences in English, German and Spanish. The literary arts and humanities section and the social science section can be contacted for questions about involvement, study or research.
The 11 Sections for the School of Spiritual Science are involved in world issues and research projects.
Here is insight into their current projects: General Anthropsophy ·Natural Science · Agriculture · Medicine · Theraputic Education and Social Therapy · Education · Mathematics-Astronomy · Arts and Humanities · Spoken and Musical/Performing Arts · Visual Arts · Social Science · Youth Section
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Those of you who have attended General Meetings in the past years know the difficult tensions associated with the repeated attacks and accusations by followers of the „Gelebte Weihnachtstagung” group.
Werner Jordan and Susanne Meyer (who has called herself Michaela Jordan since her marriage with Werner Jordan in 1990) resigned as members of the General Anthroposophical Society in 1989. They then assembled a group around them and directed attacks against the General Anthroposophical Society—at first in public letters and since 1993 in the magazine “Gelebte Weihnachtstagung.”
As a platform for their attacks, this group has used the “Association to Research and Realize the Work of Rudolf Steiner” (active from 1993 until 2004) and the association called “Gelebte Weihnachtstagung Society to Preserve the General Anthroposophical Society 1923/25” (founded in 2003). They have also used the Gelebte Weihnachtstagung magazine, published since 1993, and internet publication at 888goya.org, operated since 2002. Each of the above associations has or had its registered seat in Horgen near ZŸrich,
i.e. near the home of Werner and Michaela Jordan. Articles by Michaela Jordan occupy more space in the magazine and the internet than contributions by any of the other authors.
The two associations stand outside our Society and have no connection whatsoever to it. They were founded without the agreement of our Society.
In spite of intensive publicity campaigns since 1989, the group has remained a small minority. 57 people were present at the 2003 foundation meeting of the “Gelebte Weihnachtstagung” association according to the magazine Gelebte Weihnachtstagung (Easter 2004). Despite their small numbers, this group has brought forward the majority of motions at recent General Meetings, and has tried to determine the themes for our work with drawn-out debates.
The accusation implied in the association’s name and expressly made in the magazine Gelebte Weihnachtstagung is that the majority of General Anthroposophical Society members do not live in the spirit of Rudolf Steiner. There is also an accusation in the added designation “Society to Preserve the General Anthroposophical Society 1923/25” and its claim that our Society should be preserved from something, and that the Executive Council and the majority of the membership cannot or will not do this. This indicates an attitude that is incompatible with community life within our Society.
The same goes for the choice of the domain name 888goya.org. The reason given since 2002 for the choice of this name—a reference to Goya's drawing The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters—publicly insinuates a reproach from members that we, as a Society, cannot accept.
In November 2002, The Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland already excluded from its ranks the members of this group who lived in Switzerland.
Individually or together, the members of the Executive Council at the Goetheanum have tried time and again to come to an understanding with this group of members. The most recent (unsuccessful) effort was documented in our News for Members (number 25, 16 June 2006).
After long deliberation, we have decided to recommend to those members that they resign their membership, and also to consider excluding them if necessary.
We kindly request your understanding that we cannot provide more information until the concerned parties have had the opportunity to speak to the issue.
The Executive Council at the Goetheanum
Virginia Sease, Heinz Zimmermann, Paul Mackay, Bodo v. Plato, Sergej Prokofieff, Cornelius Pietzner, Seija Zimmermann
March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018
Daily from 8 -22:00
Øya. 77 pictures from Hannes Weigert in the West staircase. Vernissage on March 25th, 2017 at 16:30 with a talk by Bodo von Plato and Eurythmy by Saskia Barnes.
April 2, 2017 – September 20, 2017
Daily from 8 -22:00
"He went alone to the deserted shore," (Sergej O. Prokofief about Maximilian Woloschin)
Please be aware of adjusted visiting hours for the main auditorium:
December 29th, 2017: Closed
Open from 1:30-2pm Dec. 13–15th, & 19–21st, 28th,30th,31st, 2017
Open from 1:30-2:15 pm Feb. 17th, 2018